CINCINNATI, OH – The Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition presents “50 Years After Dr. King’s Assassination: Cincinnati Remembers.” Three speakers will explore questions and discuss strategies needed to move forward for 2018 and beyond. The forum will include speaker presentations, a panel discussion, and interactive dialogue with the audience.

Speakers include Rev. Damon Lynch, III, pastor of New Prospect Baptist Church; Dr. Adam Clark, Associate Professor of Theology at Xavier University; and Dr. Tonya Matthews, chief executive officer and president at Michigan’s Science Center. Dr. Littisha Bates, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati, will serve as moderator for the forum.

Annie Ruth will offer programming for children aged 4-10, and WordPlay will offer activities for youth aged 11-18.

The Forum and children’s programming are free and open to the public. The event will be held on Saturday, April 7, 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at New Prospect Baptist Church, 1580 Summit Rd. Doors open at 12:30 P.M. Attendees can Pre-register at

For more information, please visit or contact Louise Lawarre at


About MLK Coalition

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition works to strengthen the diverse human community through the promotion and practice of non-violence and understanding. The Coalition’s diverse and collaborative Board of Directors has remained dedicated to this mission for more than 40 years. The MLK Coalition presents the annual MLK Day Commemorative Civil Rights March and Music Hall Celebration.

About New Prospect Baptist Church

New Prospect Baptist Church’s vision is to build a healthy community one family at a time through the promotion of healthy lifestyles, educational and recreational programs to accommodate all segments of the community, and with business and economic opportunities in the community.

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